What we've learned:
- The Dog adapted to the noise of the Yanmar diesel with lots of cuddles and bacon bits
Running at 2000 RPM moves us along at an acceptable clip and reduces the noise a lot.
Our new navigation/radar suite integrates well and works nicely.
Ham radio setup (VHF/UHF/HF still needs some tweeking (the tall HF whip is removed for travel).
Our Wallas stove cooks nicely and with its thermostat function heated the cabin nicely overnight.
We need an accumulator tank on the water system to keep the pump from pulsing so bad (having 120V/ engine heat for hot water is really a nice luxery).
Our new PortaBote needs to be used more to stretch the plastic and make it easier to set up and the oars need some modification but folded it rides nicely on the arches as planned while towing to the launch site or underway. We will tow it behind the Albin tomorrow to check how the tow ring I added works (we have had several PortaBotes in the past so we are used to their quirks).
We are REALLY pleased with the cockpit enclosure but may work to make side windows taller to make it easier to enter and exit (stainless work by Norman, fabric work by Clarice)
Our Vitrifrigo "ice chest" doesn't like to operate on 12V - a phone call to the factory rep is planned for today.